Fleeton Fields Bed and Breakfast

2783 Fleeton Road P.O. Box 305, Reedville, Virginia 22539
Innkeeper(s): Marguerite Slaughter
  • Introduction

    Fleeton Fields Bed and Breakfast - Reedville, VirginiaA Romantic Getaway On The Chesapeake Bay in Reedville on Virginia's Historic Northern Neck

    At the water's edge, Fleeton Fields is nestled in a park like setting by the historic hamlet of Fleeton. The inn features fine Victorian and period antiques and accessories while still unobtrusively providing modern amenities like DirecTV, wireless internet, unlimited phone, and private baths. Fresh flowers and afternoon refreshments welcome you. Your suite is one of a kind, set for a night of romance.

    Stroll through the flower gardens, especially the roses. Strategically placed garden chairs invite you to sit and look over Big Fleet's Pond and on to the Chesapeake Bay, perhaps glimpse a passing eagle. Perhaps cross a footbridge and sit on the beach or take a bicycle and ride through the countryside. One of my favorite things is to sit under the stars. If the sky is clear, did you know there are shooting stars every night?

    After a day of enjoying the natural and historic attractions of the Northern Neck and Tangier Island, or the kayaking and canoeing available at Fleeton Fields, you can choose a nearby waterfront restaurant for a delicious dinner of fresh Chesapeake Bay seafood and local specialties.

    In the morning, awake to the aroma of fresh coffee, then enjoy a full gourmet breakfast elegantly served on fine china, crystal, and silver.

    Fleeton Fields Bed and Breakfast-Breathtaking SurroundingsFleeton Fields Bed and Breakfast-Relax in the Parlor

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Marguerite for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    They are seeking a water setting

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    The welcome you receive, the unique breakfasts, and the time spent to share the history of Reedville as well as complete information and map of the area and events.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    To visit a historic fishing village with a fabulous story.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    “I feel like I’ve come home.”

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The diversity of possible experiences.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Take a cruise to Tangier Island, visit wineries, historic sites, nature trails to the beach or marsh, play golf. There are specialty shops, antique and art galleries. Day trips to Williamsburg or historic

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Yes, the Chesapeake Bay, to swim in or kayak on, or take a stroll around Fleeton and see the sunset over the water. Also, a business that sells soft crabs [in season] already cleaned and frozen.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Seafood of course, “Tommy’s” and the “Crazy Crab” in Reedville are wonderful, but don’t forget the fabulous homemade ice cream at “Chitterchats.”

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    On the Fleeton Fields website are many links to area events, wineries, historic sites, and local cruises.

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Three suites

    Do you accept pets?

    Yes, we accept dogs

  • Weddings & Special Events

    Fleeton Fields Bed and Breakfast, Reedville, Virginia, weddingsReserve Fleeton Fields for All Your Special Events

    You must come and see the specialness of Fleeton Fields, the beauty of gardens by the water. Whether you choose a large wedding with a reception under a tent or a small intimate wedding inside the inn in front of the soft glow of a fire, the setting is perfect.

    Let us help you

    • Establish a style, from formal to casual
    • Create a menu, cater or arrange for a caterer
    • Contract for tents, tables, cloths, china, etc.
    • Professional flower arranging on site

    Weddings are so personal, from colors to specific flowers, please come and visit, only then can we begin planning.

  • Area Attractions

    Fleeton Fields Bed and Breakfast, Reedville, Virginia, boating

    At Fleeton Fields

    Walking or Bicycling

    The quiet roads and the quaint hamlet of Fleeton are perfect. There are bicycle tour loops that take you past lush farms, creeks and ponds, or over the Little Wicomico River on a two-car cable ferry where you can watch the local watermen tending their crabpots.

    Kayaking or Canoeing

    Launch the inn's canoe or kayak on the pond for quiet water paddling, or venture into the Chesapeake Bay and paddle to Reedville for lunch, for a longer day on the water.


    Sit at the water's edge or stroll through the gardens. Perhaps wine and cheese at the patio table under the old maple. Enjoy a movie on the widescreen or in your room.

    Why not do it all?

    In Reedville

    Just two and one half miles up the road lies Reedville, founded in 1867 it is a typical Chesapeake Bay region working fishing village. Stop in at the Reedville Fishermen's Museum and be sure to see the Walker House, the oldest house in town and a restored waterman's home, and their historic boat collection including a 1911 skipjack, a 1922 buyboat and the Spirit of 1608, a discovery barge built at the Museum to commemorate Captain John Smith's exploring and charting the Chesapeake Bay.

    Take the walking tour of the national register historic district, going by the imposing Victorian mansions, you'll see why in 1912 this little town was touted as the "richest per capita small town in the country."

    On the water:

    Cruises leave Reedville daily in season, for Tangier and Smith Islands, which are out in the middle of the Bay. It's a pretty boat ride and you can explore these quaint little villages, and taste the area's best crabcakes and soft shell crabs. If you'd rather catch your own fish, bring your surf casting gear or hire a local charter boat for an exciting day on the bay fishing for bluefish or striped bass.

    For day trips nearby

    Dameron Marsh, Hughlett Point, and Bushmill Stream nature preserves are great spots for walking and wildlife viewing. The Golden Eagle, Quinton Oaks, King Carter and the Piankatank River golf courses each offer 18 challenging holes. Something new to do in our area is to follow the Northern Neck Wine Trail. The closest wineries are Athena and White Fences. Check for dates with special entertainment.

    There are several Farmers' Markets nearby. Hughlett's Tavern sponsors the Heathsville Farmers Market every 3rd Saturday of the month from April to October. Irvington Farmers' Market is held on the 1st Saturday of the month from May through November from 8 am to 12 pm. Kilmarnock Farmers' Market is held from May to October on the 4th Saturday of each month. There is great antiquing, such as the Kilmarnock Antique Gallery, and the Saturday morning farmers' markets and area fairs and festivals offer everything from fresh vegetables and home-baked goodies to a perfect Christmas gift for that special someone on your list.

    Stratford Hall Plantation, the home of General Robert E. Lee, and Pope's Creek Plantation, the birthplace of George Washington, are in Westmoreland County. Many of our guests from Maryland and Northern Virginia plan to visit these beautiful plantations on their way to or from the inn. Another popular stop is Historic Christ Church. For local event calendars, see Virginia's Northern Neck and Virginia.org.

  • How To Find Us

    Fleeton Fields Bed and Breakfast, Reedville, Virginia, directions

    From Washington

    1. Take 95S to Fredericksburg
    2. Then take 17S (not business 17) to Tappahannock
    3. Turn left on 360E
    4. Go to Callao
    5. From Callao follow 360E
    6. At Reedville bear left on Fleeton Road
    7. Go 2.6 miles
    8. On your left is a brick colonial with sign, #2783

    From Baltimore

    1. Take 495 to 97S, (or from farther north, take 95S to 895 to 97S)
    2. Take 3S at the Crofton Exit
    3. Go across Potomac River Bridge
    4. Left on 3E to Warsaw
    5. Left on 360E to Callao
    6. From Callao follow 360E
    7. At Reedville bear left on Fleeton Road
    8. Go 2.6 miles
    9. On your left is a brick colonial with sign, #2783

    From 64W

    1. Take the West Point Exit
    2. Follow 33N to Glens Corner
    3. Turn left at light
    4. 33N continues to Saluda
    5. Turn right at light
    6. Turn left on 3W
    7. Follow to Kilmarnock
    8. At 2nd light turn right on 200N
    9. In Burgess turn right on 360E
    10. Continue to Reedville

    From Norfolk or points South

    1. Take 64W to Yorktown Exit
    2. Follow 17N to Gloucester
    3. Take 14E
    4. Left on 3W
    5. Follow to Kilmarnock